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Your Holiday Home Among the Gum Trees

Your Holiday Home Among the Gum Trees

HALLS GAP COTTAGES – FOR SALE –
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY –
Wilsons Warrnambool and District Real Estate are excited to present to the marketplace 15 x 2 bedroom hardwood cottages for sale for the use of holiday homes (and/or short term accommodation rental). The cottages are generously spread over the 8 hectare bush site to maximise privacy to all owners and to capitalise on the magnificent views of the Grampians ranges which surround what is part of D’Altons Resort in Halls Gap.

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Mental Health during lockdown

Mental Health during lockdown

Aricle by Ian Lamb, salesperson at Wilsons. I have been thinking for a while about a topic I would like to write about during the current COIVD 19 Pandemic. I’ve chosen a topic that is very personal in the hope it might lead to other people reaching out during these...

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Locals supporting locals

Locals supporting locals

Here at Wilsons Warrnambool & District Real Estate, through covid lockdown 2.0, we have 2 priorities: Achieving fantastic results for our clients, andTo look after each other. The property market remains strong, and Wilsons are your private sale, private...

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Mortlake History

Mortlake History

Article by Cheryl McKenna - Office manager and Licensed estate agent. Originally known as the township of Mount Shadwell, the town of Mortlake was originally settled over 180 years ago. Being particularly fertile ground, the area was quickly populated by farmers, and...

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Supporting local

Supporting local

Article by Cheryl McKenna - office manager and licensed estate agent. “Support local business” is a catch cry we hear often, but why is it important?  Does it really make that much of a difference? With large chain stores now stocking everything from milk and bread,...

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Pack your bags…

Pack your bags…

Article by Cheryl McKenna, Office manager and licensed estate agent Moving house. The phrase strikes fear into many a heart.  Ranked as more stressful than divorce, moving house is in fact included in the top 5 stressful life events. Some of us do it once in a...

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Bark for your Park!

Bark for your Park!

Article by Cheryl McKenna, office manager and licensed estate agent. Is there anything more uplifting than to see than your dog, in amongst a group of other pooches all running flat out happily around the dog park?  Or the lone Border Collie who chases the ball, being...

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Homebuilder Program

Homebuilder Program

Article by Cheryl McKenna - Office Manager, and licensed estate agent. HomeBuilder Program The HomeBuilder program is a time-limited grant program to help the residential construction market to bounce back from the Coronavirus crisis. But before we get into that – do...

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How’s your credit?

How’s your credit?

Article by Cheryl McKenna - Office manager, licensed estate agent - and now we can add - real estate blogger! Back in my day, credit was something you needed to make a call on your mobile, or a score that my friends got at uni.  And having multiple store and credit...

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Nature strip planting

Nature strip planting

Article by Cheryl McKenna - Office Manager, and licensed estate agent. Ahhh, there is nothing better than mowing your back lawn, then your front lawn, then having to get the mower through the front gate and mow the nature strip – said no person ever!  Especially if...

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Which aspect is best?

Which aspect is best?

Article by Cheryl McKenna - Office Manager, and licensed estate agent. North, south, east, west?  Which aspect is the best? In many a real estate write up you will read “boasting a northerly aspect”, but what does this mean, and why is a northerly aspect so desirable?...

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What’s your number, baby?

What’s your number, baby?

Article by Cheryl McKenna - Office Manager and licensed estate agent. What’s your number baby? What’s in a number?  It depends on who you ask.  For many cultures around the world numbers can dictate many things, from who you marry, whether you are a lucky person to...

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What’s your style?

What’s your style?

Article by Cheryl McKenna - Office manager and licenced estate agent. What’s your style? Do you love a classic Californian Bungalow or are you a fool for the decorative filigree of the mid to late Victorian Era?  Does walking into an Edwardian home evoke memories of a...

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How did you spend your covid-time?

How did you spend your covid-time?

How did you spend your time during the Covid-19 restrictions and isolation? Opinion piece by Rhianna Amos - Sales Agent at Wilsons Warrnambool & District Real Estate. I preface this article with it being just a general overview, not a qualified insight. After...

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#PushforBetter

#PushforBetter

Article by Rhianna Amos - Sales Agent at Wilsons This year, amid the current pandemic, I needed a challenge. Not just any old challenge, something that would also make a difference. A cause that I was passionate about. Coincidently the next week I was asked to join...

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A chunk of coal…

A chunk of coal…

Article by Lucas Wilson.          As we move further along the timeline of the crisis that is the coronavirus pandemic, and seemingly stepping gradually towards the light at the end of the tunnel, I couldn't be more proud of our team here at Wilsons.  Our staff, all...

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Surprise!

Surprise!

We have a wonderful surprise to share with you: People are still buying real estate! We admittedly braced ourselves for a complete shutdown of our industry a few weeks ago, seemingly headed for an inability to inspect houses.  Our inboxes were flooded with digital...

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Get around your community

Get around your community

We rise by lifting others. -Robert Ingersoll Whilst many of us, be it individually or as a business, are in survival mode, there are still absolutely things everyone can do to help others as we are all in this Coronavirus pandemic crisis together, and we'll all get...

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“Play what’s in front of you…”

“Play what’s in front of you…”

Article by Lucas Wilson. "My head has obviously been spinning in recent days, as I’m sure have all of yours, with everything going on. As the footy season commences (for now!), the quote "play what’s in front of you", is very appropriate.  It is a footy quote that...

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How To Disinfect Your Home

How To Disinfect Your Home

7 Ways to Keep Your Home Clean Now that the worlds attention is focussed on the Coronavirus more people are being educated on how fast a virus can spread. Statistics say the Coronavirus doubles every 4 days. With no known vaccine populations are choosing isolation as...

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Hope lives here!

Hope lives here!

The 2020 Warrnambool Relay For Life was another amazing event - enjoyable; inspiring; emotional; exhausting. Thank you and congratulations to the organisers, to our team of Wilsons Walkers, and to our family members and friends who joined us. A huge thank you to all...

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How To Clean A Washing Machine

How To Clean A Washing Machine

Why you should clean your washing machine By design washing machines in hot and humid conditions. These conditions are the perfect environment for bacteria to breed. The soap and detergent chemicals invariably get locked in the washing machine. Eventually, mould and...

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Relay for Life

Relay for Life

The Wilsons Warrnambool Walkers team will be back again this year at the Relay for Life event fundraising for the Cancer Council - a cause close to almost everybody's hearts. It really is a special event, held at the Warrnambool Deakin University Oval on February 7-8,...

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RSL Active

RSL Active

It was great to get involved with RSL Active, a local program supporting veterans and their families with opening and promoting connections, re-integrating, and staying mentally and physically healthy. Hear a little bit about it from Adam Kent, after selling a...

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Supporting our “Mo Bro”

Supporting our “Mo Bro”

Our Mo Bro, Russell, is 13 days into Movember, a fantastic cause raising funds for men's health. Our whole team are behind him - as you can see in the photo!! We encourage you to donate anything you comfortably can to this great cause, even just a few dollars will be...

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Property Management – your experts

Property Management – your experts

Are you a current or prospective tenant or property investor? Would you like to know more about renting, leasing, property investment and/or anything related to property management in Warrnambool and/or our surrounding district? We'd like to introduce you to Juanita...

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Dennington’s Day Out

Dennington’s Day Out

Dennington’s Day Out is hosted by St John’s Primary School. 2019 is the eighth year of DDO and it is growing every year, with an expected attendance of 3000-plus eager DDO-attendees. The event encourages community partnerships with a large range of clubs and...

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The Crystal Lee Foundation

The Crystal Lee Foundation

The Crystal Lee Foundation's objective is to provide little acts of kindness to our families, filling some of the little things that were once small, that become overwhelmingly enormous when facing the end of your child’s life. We can’t move mountains or change the...

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Lucia’s Angels | RCH fundraiser

Lucia’s Angels | RCH fundraiser

Written by Lucas Wilson Tragically, unexpectedly, and suddenly (in relative terms - there was 2 weeks notice that meant everything), my sister Sally's beautiful little 99-days-young baby Lucia was recently taken away from this earth and became an angel. The strength...

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FHB Information Night

FHB Information Night

Are you looking to purchase your first home but not sure where to start? You’re not alone. That’s why South West Credit has teamed up with a range of experts to hold a First Home Buyer Information Session on Wednesday 7th August, 2019. The event will cover everything...

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Help us help our community!

Help us help our community!

If you're thinking of selling, OR have a property to lease, you can help us help our community! Portable x-ray machines (also known as image intensifiers) are used by orthopaedic and reconstruction surgeons to ensure good placement of plates and screws when performing...

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Mothers Day Classic – 100 Red Roses

Mothers Day Classic – 100 Red Roses

Warrnambool's Mother's day Classic is on this Sunday again at Pertobe Road, and as part of our support, the Wilsons team will be bringing down 100 red roses to GIVE AWAY for participating mums! Get involved in a great cause, great fun, and some good exercise too!...

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Dinner’s on us!

Dinner’s on us!

We'd like to shout you dinner to the tune of $150! Valid any time with no end date, if you refer someone to us who is thinking of selling - and they list their property for sale with us, we'll give you a $150 dinner voucher for a restaurant in the local area. It's a...

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Real Estate Careers Webinar

Real Estate Careers Webinar

  Do you have what it takes to be successful in real estate? Are you results-focused? Do you have a passion for people and building long-term relationships? Are you motivated to reach and exceed your potential? If you can confidently answer YES to the above...

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Relay for Life – Join us!

Relay for Life – Join us!

Friday 8th Feb from 6:30pm overnight to Saturday 9th Feb 1:00pm sees the annual Warrnambool chapter of Relay for Life, a community fundraising challenge raising vital funds for cancer patients. The team from Wilsons Warrnambool & District Real Estate will be...

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A Very Liebig Christmas

A Very Liebig Christmas

Here at Wilsons Warrnambool & District Real Estate, we love involving ourselves in, promoting, and supporting local and community events, features, information, charities and causes.  Feel free to bring these to our attention at any time so we can continue to do...

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Lifestyle Living

Lifestyle Living

The BIG4 NRMA Warrnambool Riverside Holiday Park is an affordable and fantastic facility offering residents a variety of unique benefits. Being set in the farming zone at the Hopkins River end of Jubilee Park Road (see map below article) between Warrnambool and...

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Tenants’ rights strengthened

Tenants’ rights strengthened

VICTORIAN tenants will officially be able to make minor modifications to their rental homes and own pets without landlord consent after new laws passed parliament last week. The reforms — which also include the introduction of “basic standards” and limit rent rises to...

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Legacy

Legacy

The first week of September, from Sunday 2nd to Saturday 8th is National Legacy Week.  The Warrnambool Legacy Club looks after over 300 war widows in the local area, without any government funding.  Badge day is Friday September 7th, so be on the lookout around town...

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The Moyne River

The Moyne River

As we have the pleasure of presenting to the marketplace for sale this fine property (read on) only 9 kilometres out of Port Fairy on 26 acres with one of its entire boundaries fronting the Moyne River, we decided to take the opportunity to share with you some...

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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground – Warrnambool

Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground – Warrnambool

Growing up as kids in Warrnambool, we really did take for granted just how good "The Adventure Playground" at Lake Pertobe was/is.  I remember when cousins or family friends from Melbourne or Geelong or anywhere else would visit and be blown away with just how cool it...

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Mount Noorat

Mount Noorat

Just recently, looking for somewhere to take the kids and dogs for a Sunday drive with a walk and some fresh air on the school holidays, thinking we might explore somewhere we've never been before, I did a quick search on my trusty and highly recommended app...

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Sewing Station Warrnambool

Sewing Station Warrnambool

A temporary Sewing Station will be set up at 102 Liebig Street, Warrnambool. Open 10am to 2pm, 12th - 16th and 20th - 23rd June. The venue will have sewing machines and recycled fabric available for the community to make or watch being made reusable shopping bags. The...

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100 Roses for 100 Mums

100 Roses for 100 Mums

At Wilsons, we love our mums. We thought we'd remind all of you who are lucky to have a mum to be EXTRA special to her this Mother's Day. To help you out, we've got 100 roses for 100 mums in Warrnambool. There is no charge and no obligation, they are FREE with the...

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How septic systems work

How septic systems work

Recently, while showing a buyer around a property in one of our Western district townships, I was asked a technical, yet fairly elementary, question about the workings of the septic system.  Quite frankly, I should have known the answer, but didn't! I dutifully went...

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South West Vic Hay Drive

South West Vic Hay Drive

On St Patrick's Day weekend 40,000ha of farming land was burnt in several locations in South West Victoria. Upwards of 4,000 head of stock perished and 18 homes were lost. To support the local community and those affected, a fundraising evening on next Saturday April...

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Standing Tall in Warrnambool

Standing Tall in Warrnambool

The STANDING TALL program matches carefully selected and trained community volunteers with at risk junior school students studying at Warrnambool and Brauer colleges, and this year now Emmanuel College and Warrnambool Special Developmental School. The volunteers have...

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Warrnambool – History

Warrnambool – History

The word Warrnambool originates from the local Indigenous Australians name for a nearby volcanic cone. It is interpreted to mean many things including land between two rivers, two swamps or ample water. A popular legend is that the first Europeans to discover...

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Warrnambool – Cityscape, Economy, Demographics

Warrnambool – Cityscape, Economy, Demographics

Cityscape The original City of Warrnambool was a 4x8 grid, with boundaries of Lava Street (north), Japan Street (east), Merri Street (south) and Henna Street (west). In the nineteenth century, it was intended that Fairy Street – with its proximity to the Warrnambool...

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Catch of the day!

Catch of the day!

Well it seems that every week amongst the office team here at Wilsons, one of us is talking about the latest fish they or a family member has caught. I suppose this should come as no surprise, given it is estimated that over five million Australians take part in...

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Moyne Shire: About

Moyne Shire: About

The Shire of Moyne is a local government area in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, located in the south-western part of the state. It covers an area of 5,478 square kilometres (2,115 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 15,955. It...

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Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Team Wilsons are ready to relay!  In the name of raising money for the Cancer Council, we look forward to participating in the 2018 Relay for Life, beginning at 6:30pm Friday evening and going non-stop through to Saturday 1pm, at Deakin University We want to take this...

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Relay For Life Garage Sale

Relay For Life Garage Sale

The team at Wilsons are participating in, and fundraising for, the Anti-Cancer Council's Relay For Life Fundraiser. One of our fundraising efforts is a Garage Sale to be held at our Office at 50 Fairy Street Warrnambool, this Sunday February 4th, from 9:30am. Any help...

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Pea Soup Paradise

Pea Soup Paradise

On a drive through Port Fairy and along Ocean Drive and Port Fairy's South Beach on one of the magnificent days of warm weather we have experienced in the south-west over the last 7 days, I was compelled to stop the car and stroll down across the white sand between...

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“Let’s Talk”

“Let’s Talk”

Wilsons Warrnambool & District Real Estate takes this opportunity to thank and congratulate the team at Silvan Ridge Financial Services for initiating and organising the phenomenal evening on Wednesday July 12th at the Wannon Rooms, raising funds and awareness for...

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Happy Mother’s Day to All Our Mums

Happy Mother’s Day to All Our Mums

At Wilson Real Estate, we love our Mums – and, sadly, in some cases, the memories of Mums. But then doesn’t everyone with a heart just love Mum, the one who does so much for so many with little thought of thanks. Well, this Mother’s Day, we thought we’d remind all of...

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Mortlake Saleyards to go ahead

Mortlake Saleyards to go ahead

Exciting news for the Mortlake district with the announcement after Tuesday night's council meeting of unanimous support for the granting of a planning permit for the new facility to be built.  Forecast to bring 100 new jobs for the 10-month construction phase,...

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Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail

Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail

A gem of the South-West. If you haven't walked, jogged, or pedalled at least a section of the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail, then do yourself a favour!  Engage the senses, improve your fitness, spend time with your family - or enjoying your own company.  Listen...

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Thanh Loc Project – Helping the poor in Vietnam

Thanh Loc Project – Helping the poor in Vietnam

The Thanh Loc Project was born out of the desperate need for education and basic standards of living experienced on a visit to the Thanh Loc commune in southern Vietnam some years ago.  Thanh Loc commune is a very poor area where many children do not have the...

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Numero Uno.  What is the meaning behind your house number?

Numero Uno. What is the meaning behind your house number?

Always drawn to a certain number? Are you playing your cards right when choosing your new home? Our numerology article could give you that lucky edge, or break a run-of-bad-luck in the home. There are numerous beliefs floating around the cosmos so we’ve narrowed it...

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Home Safety Tip – Do you have a fire extinguisher?

Home Safety Tip – Do you have a fire extinguisher?

There has been much talk about ensuring that your property is adequately fitted with smoke alarms (and is law in many states), but what would you do if a fire did occur? Investing in a fire extinguisher can help protect your property in the event of a fire. Following...

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40+ Years of Wilsons

40+ Years of Wilsons

In 1976 real estate agency Mark Wilson and Associates began trading in Warrnambool. The business strategy of putting the customer’s best interests ahead of their own has assisted in the longevity and success of this family owned and operated real estate agency. 40+...

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Living in the Future

Living in the Future

Imagine this! Your home is totally self-sufficient for all its energy needs! – No more power bills! Buildings in the future will not only be designed for living and working in, they will incorporate mini-power stations, producing and storing clean, renewable energy,...

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